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Law on the protection against light pollution.

Type of law

This Law regulates the protection against light pollution, which includes the persons liable for protection against light pollution, measures for protection against light pollution, the way of determining the maximum permitted values of illumination, restrictions and prohibition of illumination, conditions for planning, construction, maintenance and reconstruction of external lighting, measurement and monitoring methods, also aimed for environmental illumination and other issues in order to reduce the environmental pollution and harmful effects of light pollution. The purpose of this Law is to protect against light pollution caused by light emissions into the environment from artificial light sources exposed to humans, wildlife in the air and water, other natural resources, night skies and observatories, also by using energy-efficient lighting. Protection against light pollution shall ensure the protection of human health, the complete preservation of the quality of the environment, the conservation of biodiversity and landscape diversity, the preservation of ecological stability, the protection of flora and fauna, the rational use of natural resources and energy in the most favorable way for the environment, as a basic condition of public health and of foundation of the concept of sustainable development.
The text is divided into six main Chapters and 32 articles. Titles of Chapters are as follows: (I) Basic provisions; (II) Measures of protection against light pollution; (III) Planning, construction, maintenance and reconstruction of exterior lighting; (IV) Administrative and inspection supervision; (V) Penalty provisions; and (VI) Transitional and final provisions.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Law enters into force on 1 April 2019.
Publication reference
Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia 14/2019
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Zakon o za titi od svjetlosnog one i enja.